It is one of my favorite places in New Mexico. White Sands National Monument.
I was out taking shots of the sunset over the Tularosa Basin and the Jornada del Muerto and the amazing light spreading across the gypsum fields that spread over nearly 300 square miles of the desert.
This is the world’s largest gypsum dunefield.
I looked back to the south to see this group perfectly silhouetted against that massive sky. The next night I joined the sunset stroll offered by the monument…
The Sunset Stroll Nature Walk is an easy (less than one mile) stroll through the dunes to look at the geology, plants and animals of the dune field. Some climbing on the dunes is involved.The walk is timed to end at sunset in order to provide good photographic opportunites.The Sunset Stroll is held every evening throughout the year, except when staff is not available. The starting time varies.
If you come this way, let me know. I’ll go back anytime. White Sands National Monument. Info here.
How about some White Sands National Monument in black and white?